NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Agriculture Generate Local Economic Spillovers? Short-run and Long-run Evidence from the Ogallala Aquifer

Richard Hornbeck, Pinar Keskin

NBER Working Paper No. 18416
Issued in September 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

For comments and suggestions, we thank seminar participants at Harvard, UC-Davis, and those that provided feedback on our related paper: ``The Evolving Impact of the Ogallala Aquifer: Agricultural Adaptation to Groundwater and Climate.'' For financial support, we thank the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Harvard Sustainability Science Program. Melissa Eccleston, James Feigenbaum, Jan Kozak, Jamie Lee, and Joseph Root provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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